America's Transatlantic Turn: Theodore Roosevelt and the by H. Krabbendam, J. Thompson

By H. Krabbendam, J. Thompson

This assortment makes use of Theodore Roosevelt to shape a clean method of the heritage people and eu family members, arguing that the simplest position to appear for the origins of the trendy transatlantic courting is in Roosevelt's existence and profession.

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This conviction is clear in Roosevelt’s 1895 review of British sociologist Benjamin Kidd’s book Social Evolution. In his review, Roosevelt criticized Kidd’s conclusion that “natural selection” was the ultimate factor in determining evolution. TR wrote: natural selection is but one of the features of progress. Other things being equal, the species where this rivalry is keenest will make the most progress; but then “other things” never are equal . . If, as Mr. Kidd’s hypothesis assumes, progress was most marked where the struggle for life was keenest the European peoples standing highest in the scale would be the South Italians, the Polish Jews, and the people who live in the congested districts of Ireland.

5. Oliver E. Allen, New York, New York: A History of the World’s Mostt Exhilarating and Challenging Cityy (New York: Atheneum, 1990), 149. 6. Edwin G. , Gotham: A History of New w York City to 1898 8 (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 951–952. 7. Nevins and Thomas, The Diary of George Templeton Strong: The Civil War, 1860–1865, (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1952), 343. 8. , 6,142; Nevins and Thomas, The Diary of George Templeton Strong: Post-War Years, 1865–18755 (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1952), 479; Nevins and Thomas, Strong: Civil War, r 343.

3. ” Richard H. Collin, Theodore Roosevelt, Culture, Diplomacy, and Expansion: A New View w of American Imperialism (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1985), 2. Henry F. Pringle, Theodore Rooseveltt (New York: Barnes and Noble Books; reprint of 1956 edition), 196. W. Brands says Roosevelt’s time in the Badlands “helped color Roosevelt’s approach to international affairs,” while Frederick Marks points to Roosevelt’s sickly childhood and his subsequent emphasis on manliness. H. W. Brands, TR: The Last Romanticc (New York: Basic Books, 1997), 195.

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